Earlier this month, the State Department told the Republican National Committee that it would take approximately 75 years to fulfill an open records request seeking access to emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aides. A government lawyer actually wrote that it would take that long. Justin Sandberg, a DOJ attorney, said that they could only process about 500 pages a month. That translates to about 14 to 20 emails per work day. The government claims that the RNC’s FOIA request amounts to hundreds of thousands of emails and was “too burdensome” to fulfill.
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